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Old 07-26-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Hi, I was just curious about these two locations in Northern Maine. They part of Allagash and St. Francis respectively, but people talk about them as if they're separate towns. I was just kind of curious as to how they came to be. Were they separate towns that were annexed or did they form later. Anyone know anything about these two communities?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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They are neighborhoods separated physically from town, but still within the town.

Dickey is the site of the once proposed Dickey Lincoln Dam which was defeated by worries about the Furbush Lousewort, a tiny flower. The same kinds of people will probably find some other flower or salamander to prevent any economic development in Northern Maine.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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I've been to both, but not sure of their history.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. Do they feel like separate towns or just a collection of houses? Is there anything particularly interesting or unique about either of them?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Dickey is interesting due to its location. You leave Fort Kent and drive for 45 minutes into the Big Woods, driving next to the river, through little towns. Allagash is almost half an hour from the next closest town, and is the end of the line. Or so you think.......you think you can't go any further in, but Dickey lies another few miles in. And it truly IS the end of the road.

Back Settlement seems interesting because you wonder, "why did they settle back up here, way off the main road?"
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